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  • Do you need time to refocus and reconnect?
  • Are you yearning to change direction or deepen your current work?
  • Do you wish for a gentle start to 2024?
  • How would it feel to start the year simply?

This offering extends the Weaving Intentions retreat for a 4-night stay or includes the Speak with Clarity, Listen with Compassion Retreat for a 9-night deep dive.

For the Weaving Intentions, you will be invited to explore how to meet each moment of your life with clarity and care, not just at the start of the year, but each and every day. Lucy will guide you through practices of mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and expressive movement to awaken the senses and witness what is yearning to emerge. We will use embodiment practices to become receptive and open, to attune and align, and from this grounded place, to touch into the qualities we wish to cultivate in the year ahead. During the week, we will continue to practice together, with more time for walks and journalling, imagining, and planning.

If you can stay for the second weekend, we will learn how to use our words skillfully, to put these intentions into action. The Speak with Clarity, Listen with Compassion retreat explores the principles and practices of mindfulness and non-violent communication (NVC), to foster connection and minimize the suffering of outmoded ways of engaging. We will practice both intra-personal and inter-personal mindfulness in order to cultivate skills of empathy, compassion, and a better understanding of self and other. Contemplative dyads are a way to promote social connectedness, something that we are often lacking in daily life where our time is dominated by digital devices. Together, these practices will help us communicate more consciously so that we learn to be aware of our feelings and needs, make requests to meet these needs and stay open to the feelings and needs of others.



You are warmly invited for 2, 4 or 9 nights of nourishing practice.

Option 1: The first weekend retreat (2 nights) runs from 2 – 4 February.

Option 2:  A 4-night retreat runs from 2nd – 6th February

Option 3:  A second 4-night retreat runs from 7th – 11th February.

Option 4: The 9-night options runs from 2nd – 11th February, including both weekend retreats.


Your Facilitators

Lucy Draper-Clarke PhD is a mindfulness mentor and researcher-practitioner, with a doctorate in Mindfulness and Teacher Education. She now runs Heart-Mind, facilitating mindfulness retreats, and supervising Masters and PhD candidates. Through the instruction of inspiring Buddhist teachers such as Rob Nairn, Donal Creedon, Jack Kornfield and Thich Nhat Hanh, she has developed a daily meditation practice, and loves to support others in starting their own. Her light-hearted approach allows retreat participants to learn through a joyful, yet transformative experience.


Felicity Joan Hart has practised meditation, mindfulness and yoga for over 35 years and now teaches within these modalities. Her formal qualifications include an Honours Degree in Psychology, international coaching qualifications, and a PGC in Mindfulness-Based Interventions from the University of Stellenbosch. She is an enthusiastic student and teacher of Non-Violent communication as developed by Dr Marshall Rosenberg.   Her teaching style is interesting, intuitive, precise, responsive and entertaining.




The cost includes accommodation, all meals, tea and snacks, facilitated sessions and materials. The food is ovo-lacto vegetarian, with vegan/gluten free options available on request. Cost is dependent on your choice of accommodation.


  Accommodation   2 nights   4 nights   9 nights
  Camping (own tent)   R2900   R3900   R7700
  Dormitory   R3100   R4300   R8500
  Twin/double room with shared bathroom (sharing, per   person)   R3300   R4500   R8700
  Twin/double room with en suite bathroom (sharing, per   person)   R3500   R4700   R8900
  Single room with shared bathroom (only 3 available)   R3700   R4900   R9100
  Single ensuite room   R3900   R5100   R9300


To Book

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A 50% deposit will confirm your booking.

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